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Thursday, July 16, 2009

New grand Bentley Eight?

So what is in a name? Well, when it comes to Bentley Motors and the naming of cars, there is certainly a lot of history, precedent and expectation, with a healthy does of innovation, but all in all it is certainly not a predictable course.

But the hints have been mountain up.

My guess is that the new grand Bentley will be called the Bentley Eight.

The new grand Bentley will be the first 100% grand Bentley since the 1931 Bentley 8 litre.

And what have been the latest names? The Speed, the Super Sport, the Brooklands, the Azure, Flying Spur - no Bentley since the split from Rolls Royce has had a new name. They all have been named after previous Bentley cars.

In the latest Bentley Magazine they said that only a great car can be called Eight, and compaired the 8L to the new grand Bentley. Also Bentley Motors apparently just purchased W.O's old Bentley 8L as well.

It certainly would make a good marketing strategy.

Now lets look at the lastest teaser video on th new grand Bentley.

Here it is. Dirk Van Braeckel having a yarn about his design. And yes it features a comparison to the 1931 Bentley 8L, registration No. GW2386, Chassis No. YM5038 with Engine No. YM5038.

We will soon see if it will be called the Bentley Eight.

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